Yoga Room Class - March 9th, 2021

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so i think almost all of you were here last time
i suggested last week i think that dumb
a close relationship between
the lotus sutra
and the practice of zen meditation
and in particular
the lotus sutra speaks of a situation
i've only a buddha
together with buddha
are only a buddha together with buddhas
thoroughly and exhaustively realizes the true nature of all things

i saw the work of buddha's to melt the buddha's practice the buddhist meditation is being only a border
together with buddha
and i suggested that that is and meditation
and zen meditation is also
the understanding of the true nature of all things
zen meditation is only a buddha
practicing together with buddhas

also i offered a prayer last week which i offer again which is the prayer that the greatest assembly
will receive
stillness and silence
and will home remember
i pray that the greatest family to all of us remember silence and stillness
and that we practice silence and stillness which we have received and which we are remembering

and i i didn't i don't know if i suggested a for tonight i suggest that
silence and stillness and remembering it
i'm practicing it
only a buddha

it's only a buddha that's all there is except there's another phase which is the last point which is the prayer that
those who practice silence and stillness transmitted
and transmitting it is together with buddhas
so zazen is remembering stillness and receiving it and practicing it
and remembering and practicing stillness is to remember
not to get ahead of yourself or behind yourself
not to walk forward or backward from where you are right now
not to be attached to where you are right now
but to be upright where you are right now
to be upright with how you are right now
it's only a buddha
and this is a big responsibility
which we are given and which we can receive we can receive the responsibility moment by moment
i've been right where we are
without seeking anything
and remembering that and practicing the right where we are with already been seeking to practice
just practicing where we are practice being where we are this is only a buddha
and this only a buddha
transmits this
not moving
not saying anything transmits it
two together with buddhas
by conversing and dialoguing and interacting with other buddha's without forgetting without losing without being distracted from only a buddha while we interact with all other
and in this practice we realize that only a buddha and together with other borders are not to

so zen meditation is only a buddha together with bordeaux and also that does true or not to
that those two are the wholeness of the practice
fully accepting our responsibility to be ourself
to be how we feel and how we think
and where we are
and then transmitting that responsibility
in dialogue with all other beings who are doing the same thing all the buddhas all other only buddhas and realizing that the practice is
not too
this sir
this way that only a buddha together with a buddha or not to is also sometimes called
the buddha murderer

zazen is sometimes called the buddha mudra and the word mudra has a number of positive ways to try to play and english wine is a circle
another would be a seal
the ceiling of two things or more
so the buddha's the boot a murderer is the seal or the circle of only a buddha together with a buddha
zen meditation is
the buddha murderer
the seal or the ceiling of your practice and practice of all beings the ceiling the seal the circle
of your practice and the practice of all buddhas and bodhisattvas all beings
that's the zen meditation that's zen buddha mudra or the zen
dude a seal
are the just the seal
the founders of the who came to from
india to china the founder of zen bodhi dharma we say you know in our tradition we say that bodhidharma came
we transmit this buddha murderer
but it i'm a came to be herself only herself in relationship to all beings and to show that this practice
is the buddha mind seal and to transmit this buddha mind seal
to transmit this meditation

and in one of the writings which we often recite
in our tradition
ah the ancestor dogan says when even for a moment
you express
the buddha mind seal
when even for a moment you express the buddha mudra
in your actions a body speech and thought
so when you in when you express this buddha murderer in thinking of this buddha murder
in remembering this buddha murderer
when you think of it when you remember it you express it in your thoughts you can also talk about it like i'm talking about it right now and i'm a gesturing it right now
and when we sit we often make this murderer
this circle this is a murderer right
this is a murderer
this is a seal of our hands a seal of her body and the ceiling of our practice with all beings practice
when we even for a moment express it with our body speech and thought
the whole world becomes the border merger and the entire sky turns into awakening
this is this is zen meditation
in a certain tradition which i'm
offering to you
which was offered to me and now it's offered to you
this is a tradition of bodhidharma of dogan
of the founder of san francisco zen center suzuki roshi
this is the buddha mind seal the bottom woodrow

it's offered to you and you now you have it you had it before anyway but it's been offered to you now you have it and you're being invited to take care of it
take care of the buddha mind seal

there are two
essays written by jargon which kind of focused was
the mind seal on this only a buddha together with buddha
all the fast sick all the essays dog and road are about zen meditation
we often say
and to other the fossils of a zen meditation one's called only a buddha together with buddha and another one's called
the true character of all things the true marks of all things
these two fascicles deal with is only a boat together with the buddha meditation
and if the in the one that's called only avoided together with buddha
in that fast code says all buddhas practice together with each person
and it also says in that fascicle
the entire universe is the true human body
so i have a body which i
i'm trying to take care of
today i was there was feelings in this body i had there were feelings in this body today
i just saw somebody on
who shall not be mentioned anyway today i had a feeling that this body was didn't was very tired a lot of a day
this body took a walk into the mountains into the tall hills around green gulch today
but there was this feeling that this body was tired and i am taking and there's and there's care given to this body
and there's evaluations of the energy of this body
however this body which walks up the hill and walked down the hill
it's it's sort of like not the true human body
the true human body includes the bodies that walks up and down the mountain it gets included because that body is part of the great earth
and all living beings that body is
a particular
aspect of the entire universe
the entire universe
is that true human body
it's not really my
true human body
it's i am part of the true human body
the true human body was the whole universe
and if anybody wants to understand
the whole universe they have the opportunity
to see it
in everything and as everything
as everything including everything
that is proposed as the true human body by the ancient chinese zen tradition
and that statement is in this chapter only a buddha together with a buddha
that's one line the next line is
of this teaching the next line is the entire universe is the gate of liberation
anybody who has the opportunity to meet the entire universe including themselves you are meeting the gate of liberation
at this moment the universe
that's looking at itself as you and that's you looking at it as yourself that is the gate of liberation where you are meeting the universe that that is the gate of liberation
whatever's going on for you and your environment
for you and your whole environment is the gate of abortion

only a buddha together with buddha is another way to say it
the entire universe
gate of liberation
only a book together with buddha
last week
ah towards the end charlie wilson said something about ah you have to say what you really want
and he was quoting a poem written by up
sophie name roomy
a roomy was born in afghanistan and he finished his life in what we now call turkey

and so a one of his poems
charlie quoted one line of one of his bones the whole poem is
it was written in farsi i think the whole poem is
the breeze at dawn
has secrets to tell you
don't go back to sleep
you have to say what you really want
don't go back to sleep

people everyone

our walking back and forth
at the threshold
where the two worlds meet
the door is round and open
don't go back to sleep
this threshold
could be said to be the gate of liberation

and for a lot i and i've i've known about to sort this poem for a long time for a long time i thought oh
we're at this at threshold where the two worlds meet and we can go through the door it's round and open wouldn't go through the door into another world
which is which is true we can
are we can go
through the door into a more into a familiar world
but more recently i'm feeling like the practice is not going through the gate
the practice is living
at the threshold living at the gate walking back and forth at the gate
with all beings
not going into the world of only a buddha or into the world of together with buddha
be at the threshold where the two sides of the door or meet
living at the threshold of liberation living at the door of liberation is liberation
the parisian is not going over into liberation or over into bondage of course
liberation is living where bondage meet liberation
i said i propose zen meditation is living where bondage mates liberation
it's not going over into liberation and of course is not being stuck in bondage it's meditating it's remembering
stillness and we are at the threshold and in stillness we realize the threshold where the two worlds meet
in stillness we realize the buddha murderer the threshold i propose to you is the buddha mind seal
and we don't need to go anywhere
or do anything
and not going anywhere or doing anything is a practice

it is it is the practice of stillness and silence
it is the practice of zen meditation it is the practice of the buddha mind seal
it is the practice
of self and other are not to
it is the practice of you and buddha or not to
you live
without moving
you find your place where you are and you're at the threshold were sentient beings meet buddha in the merger this is a merger also
joining the palms is a murderer
it's called joining the poems murderer
your body is a murderer
your body is a seal
when sentient being
meets buddha
your body is a seal where you meet the whole universe
as the door of liberation

what seems to me that i've said quite a bit
at least for starters
to initiate
a dialogue a conversation so you're welcome
great assembly
all over the northern hemisphere and europe
you're welcome
to offer something
if you wish

yes justin
what is the a relationship between the concept of dependent co rising and only a buddha and a buddha is or good at talking about similar or similar the same thing
yeah well one may one use of the pinnacle arising is the teaching of the various elements in the arising of suffering and the ceasing of suffering that's one teaching of the pinnacle arising
but another teaching of de categorizing is more simple which is depending on this there is this
and depending on the
extinction of this there's the extinction of that
depending on the arising of this as they're rising a blackout so depending on the arising of sentient beings
there is buddhas
depending on only a buddha there is together with buddha
so this depend in this independent or arising a buddha
in sentient beings
his zen meditation so the dependent arising of those two as a dependent core arising of zen meditation

and because he says core rise together and depend on each other
you can't grasp either one of them
because they arise together so because they're dependently colorism they're also ungraspable
thank you you're welcome thank you for your question

ah no wrap or not
is that true that the buddha meets buddha and ignites compassion
well i wouldn't i wouldn't say it ignites that i would just say it continues it because buddha am meeting buddha they can't meet without this is to compassionate beatings meeting
so to compassionate beings meet and they practice compassion together but he didn't exactly that it ignites it it's already the flames already on when they as they meet
yes thank you you're welcome

yes you correct
good evening
when you say only a bruno together with buddha and to me that sounds really lofty and i think i sometimes slip into thinking about well you're talking about unicorns meeting you know and i'm not sure how an ordinary person
like like this one fits into that only buena buena

i'm see
are you do have a sense of hall
you can be yourself completely
that seems ordinary and kind of lonely
in a way it is lonely for you to be just completely up lovely not lonely lonely like lonely lola was a lowly
so again if it seems lowly then do have some idea of how to be completely lowly
yeah i just don't see that connecting with a buddha a buddha well if you if you're feeling lowly
and you're completely failing lowly that's only a that's what only a buddha is that's a solitary buddha
if you are feeling if you're feeling lonely
loli i mean
feeling lowly
in a buddha where you are buddha would feel lowly completely

yeah there's something about the there's something about the word buddha that sounds like it's really distance than extraordinary and not ordinary if you have the thought that buddha is extraordinary and not ordinary
yeah only a buddha at that moment would be to have that thought completely
that's what we mean by buddha buddha is you being completely you
however a
him you may have it may be difficult for you to allow yourself to be completely you
that may be hard
one of the phrases in the fat in the sf
only a boot and buddha one of the phrases is
don't be afraid of being small
or slightly differently don't be afraid of being lowly don't be afraid of being limited
buddha is not afraid of being lowly
boot is not afraid of being small
if smalls what's happening buddha would be small
so for you to practice being a solitary buddha for you to realize the practice of being only buddha
would be for you to be completely
small limited lowly
and again a buddha were given the assignment of being you at that moment buddha would do it just like you're doing it except more fully than you are
because we have some resistance to being little
to being small to being tiny to be we have some resistance to being ordinary
so you said that yeah that seeing book my buddha seem lofty
and that's fine that it seems lofty it is lofty in a sense is like super lofty to be able to be ordinary completely
you know i only a few people i can only a few beans can totally be little with no reservation
we're all little but very few of us have no reservations about that
most of us are sick clipping into being smaller than we are are trying to be bigger than her we're bhutto would it doesn't do that buddha would be just like you completely
without changing anything about you
that's only a buddha
and that only a buddha is practicing together with all of their little beings who are challenged to be completely themselves that's the other part a buddhist job
is that she's not just being herself just as she is
so on a daily basis most of us have quite a few opportunities of having difficulty being little having our little feelings are little pains like i was saying your earlier i was feeling kind of weak and tired
today in the body
he was a little hard for me to be can like
completely there with that but i knew that that was my job
and so i told you about it
and again it's very lawfully lofty to be able to be ordinary with no reservations that's a that's a lofty attainment or you could save you don't want to go up it's a very deep attainment
it's quite it's going very deep
to be how you are complete with no
with no movement towards her away from it
to be still and silent
with your all your comments about yourself
i know
i'm not lonely
to be quiet and still with these comments
when you're saying that to not
i didn't say enough enough is is talking too much
without even saying it's enough just beer be this person ajar and if you say it and if you're talking about being enough than these be the person who says enough and if you say not enough be the person who says not enough
so people had hard time with enough and not enough
this practice is to be the person who's having trouble with enough and not enough be that person buddha would be that person
our buddha is being that person completely and buddha would be that person completely
and that's very hard

but of course is not impossible since we already are what we're trying to be
thank you for your question

oh crap oh
ah last week you a shortened the phrase of on the a buddha and am at use was therefore freight forwards on the buddha a together a buddha
and and it occurred to me about a sitting on the cushion that we bow to the cushion
our the sitting place
and to me that's only buddha and
oh and feels his lamp rose faster
for me even though kind again
i know
okay i'll come back
here i heard you say when you body your place at i
well here
can you hear me now i can get him i can hear you okay okay okay good so when so yes bowing to the coconut is only buddha
and buying away from the question is together butter that occurred to me and it felt to me less specific of and more inclusive and vast
in that without
hey with a buddha
only buddha together buddha
just the inclusion or that the palms together
and am
and also speaking to karen just now yuki
the word the terms bam
nothing special and just this
he'll like it's a part of that only buddha to caterpillar it's a it allows more of the inclusion as i experienced it
so that's it
can you comment on that

i think what i hear you doing is i hear you meditating i hear you meditating on this teaching
i hear you remembering his teaching and trying it on and then remembering it and trying it on i've see i i wouldn't as you practicing this teaching

give and que

good evening good evening
so i'm syrup i i don't know if you remember me from the lotus sutra gathering who wonder you yeah so it made a deep impression on me and i just wanted to say thank you so much for those teachings are they've been simmering in my mind ever since in different ways and
and my a tradition like a my am i guess my spiritual foundation is from the a great tradition to you know and i my my had a teacher and in i've been studying in that tradition so the zen tradition is very new to me up but i can hear
hear echoes of everything that with that i've been studying before and dumb and and i'm an animal i am learning these new teachings and from the lotus sutra and i'm relating it to ideas that i've already had and i'm trying to make sense of eighteen are based on previous understandings and fresh understanding says well
ah but and and when we were at the lotus sutra the am into at that gathering and i remember at talking about this image of a walk and in a different ingredients in a walk and olive that remember i don't know if you remember that yes
yeah so a button and then since then i had this other image and which i'd like to share with you and see you know and there are two things that that i've been meditating on one is the only buddha together with buddha you know that that phrase i've been to the contemplate
nat and then the other one was what a statement that you made to one after people in the group where you said all your internal dharmas are sentient beings
and as that kind of stayed with me for a bit and so and then that for the image that came to my mind was one of 'em
so you know a marbling painting you know marbling you know when you that the indifferent spirals and loops and things like that right so so think of like an infinite like a marbling painting with all these little swirls right and each swirl has got like a little center a little locus which is effectively empty
he so there's no real it a core arises with everything around it right so the center and everything around it is can't it's like a dynamic marbling painting that is infinitely and of completely connected to everything else so anything that moves here is also moving there
so in this very moment whatever my internal dharmas are you know my thoughts and feelings and sensations and brought them and and
and everything that i am in this moment
i can only be if everything else in this marbling painting were exactly the way it was in that in and in this moment and so that's the together with do that so if you take each each locus as only buddha and then the huh
whole thing as together buddha
and the canvas is are inseparably one with the painting so that's you know in in that way right so
then then you're at and the threshold of what the roomy threshold that you were talking about in the roomy porn
in in right in there right in that mock kinda
a between a it's hard to articulate but
sorry you're doing fine
picture ah so so the so i guess so the the one confusing part in this was actually from chapter three of the lotus sutra where they talk about and it was one of those jarring our chapters were you know there were talking about things
like okay if you slander the lotus sutra than you're going to be born as a so and so on you're going to suffer in this way and that way and you know you're going to ah
we're going to be born in some difficult situation if you treat the lotus sutra a reverently are you slander the lotus sutra and then so my thought is well if that center that locus is empty who is being born and what are the consequences that they're going to face because there's no
there's nothing there it's only it only exists in relation to everything else around it so what does it mean to be born as they sought to be born as a bodhisattva our to be to have some kind of so i i didn't i found that to be extremely
it did seem to contradict at this other understanding so
an adult
the individual little what did you call a little point school easier like you know like a little bit like a little sort mia that little particularity river k
as you said it's really you can't grasp it know as it depends on everything else
so it's the same with the the little thing called a person who gets him who gets in trouble
or this like this person who's doing this little thing called disrespecting something
so the lauren socha says if you just respect a lotus sutra the lawsuit also says if you just respect anything
who thought that the the swirling is when the pattern takes the form of disrespect
than that pattern squirrels was creating other little problems that we don't want other forms of suffering swirl would be disrespectful but really when you look at the person who's being disrespectful
you can actually get a hold of them because they're the whole thing and if you look at the the consequences of being disrespectful is another particularity which includes the whole thing and you can't get ahold of that either however in the realm of particularity ease
this particularity goes with that particular but you can't get hold either one of them
no by the logic of what you just said before
re saw as so in effect watchers what it means is that whatever you're doing to disrespect art it you know in the you can take it in a very broad sense whatever it may have disrespect could just mean that you're not meeting something wholeheartedly right if that could that could be a farmer slandering
are disrespecting right it's like saying if i can meet my in my particularity wholeheartedly that's like slandering the lotus sutra in a way if you could you could take it like that if you know it is in ryan
so hundred eighty so armor
sorry it's slandering the dharma dharma ray has floundered the truth yes because this is it because this acting away the universe is being offered at the moment and that has the consequence he however
the thing you're not respecting cannot be grasped
however if you don't respect you don't understand that can't be grasp and and the often disrespect goes with trump would try to grasp something we're thinking that you already have
but that also cannot be grasped but you have to admit that you didn't read that there was an attempt to grass and you thought you could grasp grasping at all that we have to be honest about that
cj so that's being honest about that is only a buddha only a buddha and when you do only a border you realize that you can't grasp only a buddha
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it because it's always changing will also because it's hope it's it's actually all universe in this particular form
so in a way with slandering something we're actually creating conditions for disharmony for for other sentient beings not necessarily this particular center it's like for every for everything in a way where the swirl goes right
wherever that soil moves and however because of the way the squirrel goes you can't actually
pin the dock that pin the tail on the donkey who you can't get a hold of anything in the process but you have to study the process
wholeheartedly in order to realize that you can't grasp anything in the process the that's the gate of liberation lamella minutes
and i say one more thing wrapped
so so you know what so now so one of the ways now i'm starting to think about reincarnation then is like is a before i had this idea that somehow this guy three is going to not come as the jack alors or something else or whatever like another some some kind of a yeah
no like somehow it's got its i had a different understanding but now now the analogy that i'm thinking of is like saying like i have an orange tree in my backyard and an orange falls down from that tree so it's a sharp falls down and part of it kind of rocks into the grass around
it and it becomes composed for the buy food for the laboring grass and the plants and then a squirrel comes and eats a part of it and becomes it becomes part of the squirrels body and then some of that liquid stuff evaporates and becomes a cloud and a drained so effectively this orange has reincarnated to time
in a to multiple things and it's it's not any one thing it's like that you know what you know what i mean it's like it's not it's not like one thing becoming another thing it's like it or many too many relationship not a want to it's a one to many or one too many so
i want to me he went to me but anyway in the orange was that way before it off to treat
sorry say that one my tampa or the orange fell off the tree and started deckard decomposing ah when it was up in the tree he was also doing the same practice yes yes because an was harder for you to see it because it looks so
coherent or hard for him but it can be there except through everything else yeah yeah
any order to realize that we have the job of being an orange moon we have to be an orange
thank you have that was thank you you're welcome

ah hello read a friend
what just trying to see us for the same time out
so i'm wondering
in trying to
the only a buddha was a buddha
can the spit out with all sentient the beings or in the sense that any sentient being as potentially a buddha or are you speaking about zazen meaning having this experience with another
was a practitioner who is experiencing stillness and silence at that time
i'm would you sell it again please
so i'm wondering if in trying to a only a buddha with a buddha
we can try to do that with any sentient being or you because well that's your you can do with any sentient being and you start with a particular sentient being who we call frame
so you do that practice with friend
well as the only they only only a buddha shot into that market then everybody to and then if in and everybody you meet is an opportunity to do them together with another
every blanca everything and also everything that every everyone in your experiences that are not you like you're not you're not a your fear for example
you have you have fear within you
oh but you're not your fear
but you are your fear
to and that too

your family or your he fear is the gate of liberation
and you have to be you
deliver that good at that gate and so as my share a buddha is the buddha that i'm being with
is your fear of buddha move that wall when we're saying practice of being being only a buddha with a buddha
silva the buddha that i'm trying to be west
oh that's what i'm asking about i would say that your fear being completely
here is another buddha
for you to meet
okay so can be anything
it can it can be any and can be
it has to be everything
is there something special than the relationship when both only the buddha and the buddha or both practicing
and now practicing and consciously as well as something different
different up there is something special and the special that what what specialists at specials are completely allowing their specialness
and not trying to be anything else that is kind of special
the realization of specialists
and it's the realization of specialists with other full realizations of specialists and you can call that special you can also called extraordinary
but it also could be called
completely accepting ordinariness move
and to track transmit and an accepting ordinariness completely is to accept stillness
no and to accept silence
to accept ordinariness with no comment just accept just a law it completely

that meets that is all that is a solitary buddha
that is a solitary buddha being ordinary
and that meets
together with buddha that works with the whole universe
and also working with the whole universe shows that you're willing to be who you are
does your who you are an ordinary way meeting the whole universe all day long no
in the tesla on smash
then it's quite ordinary that that was so special
oh yes

hello nettie yes nutty
i'm so i was noticing and and i even have some conversation with tracy it after last time to out tracy and it
it seemed like it maybe i just haven't been paying attention and a previous asking which could be the case right but it seems like the last class and even today you've been using the word rare more and then i've seen you in the and i heard you in the past and i heard you say
the for for stillness and silence and an email night right now i found myself humbled
perhaps pray more and may be given that the times that we're in and i guess i'm curious to understand how you would define prayer am
they go eat it with that
i'm also i'm like you to make a slight distinction i'm not praying for stillness
i'm praying that you receive it
we've already got the stillness but i would lay i pray that you will receive it so prayer on
prayer i guess for me as something i do with my body
and my speech in my thought
it's like a is like an action
and ah i'm not in control of my prayers
and it's also prayers like a request
and it's like a wish
and it's like a commitment
so i'm i'm committed to you for example
are receiving stillness and being and being who you are and remembering that i'm committed to that i wish for that and also i say so and i think of it i think that i want that i wish that for you
and when i think it it's kind of it's a prayer i want is for you i wish this for you and prayers
ah incarnate me make me a certain kind of a being
in the world my prayers do
so like boot is appeared because they they have prayers boot as pray that we will open to buddha's wisdom and their prayer that we would open to buddha's wisdom their wish that we would make them appear in the in our lives
so i appear in your life because of that of my prayers for you and other beings
and and i a i appear as somebody who wishes things for you and others
and i'm committed to those things so my commitment my wish my vow
those are that makes these things prayers so you remember you receive stillness okay i wish for that
you enter buddha's wisdom i wish for that that's my prayer and i'm my i my i'm using my body like when i sit i used my posture as a gesture
have you
remembering stillness so when i sit still it's a gesture is a prayer for you to sit still not for you to but for the wish that you would

that that's very helpful take your eye
search change how i think about it must have a grasping onto immortal of not grasping know
i'm just like i'm sitting still as a prayer for you to receive
my sitting still and you're sitting still
i'm not trying to get you to do anything i'm wishing for you to be who you are in my body is a prayer for you to do that
for you to be there
thank you natty

hi good evening good evening
i'm just moving something out of the way on my screen okay
yeah i've heard
you up
talking about silence and stillness a number of times
and ah
you know few times over the last
forty fifty years you know i even had a little hint of it so i actually believe there is such a thing as silence and still as such an experience
and on
you tonight and have suggested sometimes in your words like that
in that state of silence and stillness we can
know that experience of a buddha and a buddha
so ah i i was thinking of the what happens when i sit meditation or just live
i don't feel silence and stillness ah i have i
you know a lot of agitation and
strange feelings in my throat and so on
and i'm trying to get you to say what you again
so i'm guessing you that would say that the waiting silence and stillness is not to try to think there's a thing called silence and stillness that i have to get that's a delusion but you keep saying to be completely whatever's whatever it is
what if it's added agitation or distraction this is a theory
to be exactly that thing which is experienced as not silence and not stillness
to be anyway you get the you get the a question
i think i do the him the the offering itself
at the moment that you feel
not still
at that moment
when you feel that way
what i'm praying for is that when you feel agitation i'm praying that you will rim receive stillness
is there any up thank you i know you're praying that that's why that's something wonderful
in that moment
i guess it's still sort of mysterious to me of
to be that thing to be that
what is that store
yeah let's say for example you're feeling agitated yes and i might in an i'm praying
that when you feel agitated when you had that particular thing called feeling agitated yeah i'm praying that you remember the jeepers dwarf that you receive stillness like maybe maybe i'm with you you know and you say to me hey reb guess what and i
i say what you say i'm feeling agitated and i say to you
hey linda
would you be willing to receive stillness and you say ah ok
and you end at and you actually do you receive stillness
and this in ran when you receive stillness
it does not get rid of your feeling of agitation
does not do anything to your feeling of agitation but you did say okay let's say let's say you did
and when you said okay you're sincere and you actually received stillness
and then you noticed when you received it it didn't do anything to my agitation it didn't change it really however what what receiving it did the function of receiving it is it helped me be more completely agitated
and being completely agitated when you're completely agitated is only a buddha
you you can't tell me how exactly to make this happen but you'd give me a little image
rabbits helping me
grab is definitely a praying for this for you and himself and antibody and also rubbed is saying that the remembering stillness is not to get rid of agitation it is it is helps us completely be agitated in
the were agitated today in the tomorrow will be agitated and another way and remembering still as helps us be agitated in exactly that way and that's exactly how a buddha would be completely agitated the way you're agitated however it it does help to read
remember stillness in order to fully be agitated
and when you're fully agitated you're not just fully agitated you're also a solitary buddha
and you are at the end you are realizing being at the gate of liberation
with together with buddhas
and this is not getting rid of
any at any agitation which isn't in getting rid of agitation is not respectful of a good respects your agitation
i hear you saying that i respect your agitation i'm not trying to get rid of it however along with however you're feeling
including if you if you said hey reb guess what are what what linda i'm feeling really quite serene today
and i still my prayer goes on
when you're feeling serene i still wish you would remember and received illness
your serenity comes and goes right
but stillness doesn't come her go and i want you to remember that so that you can be completely serene when you're serene
and completely agitated when you're agitated and i'm happy for you when you're agitated i'm not happy for you being agitated i'm happy for you been completely agitated when you're agitated
cassette is you doing your job of being only a buddha
and then you can meet the rest of the buddha's
i'll keep trying to do that job yeah please do and i'll keep praying that you get
the assistance you need which is you need stillness to and you and it's it's available and you need to keep remembering it because it is available and i pray you remember it and i am not and i pray i remember it and when i remember it i never regret remembering it and it helps me be
you know that the whatever i am the whatever little person i am i remembering and it is like call on just how to keep is like a call on yeah it's like a coach kept remembering is like remembering a call on is remembering the stillness corn and the silence go on in the middle of noise and movement
i barely remembered this guy on
i think we can have one more made it one more offering tonight
i am
it's so nice to
i'm i'm a little in shock because and over the weekend
there was a document that
there was a i'm in tears i'm terrified i'm absolutely terrified because i lost a document and i pray i pray that you receive stillness in your terror and i'm absolutely i'm blessed to be with you this high mighty and sanga but i am absolute terror
defied about i'm losing a document that i had an was in one piece over the weekend
i pray that you remember silence and stillness while you're in terror
i identity crisis i thank you so much i really a to climb and terror if i'm in terror you know i pray that i remember it
if i'm having a heart attack
i pray that i remember silence and stillness in the middle of my heart attack i pray for them
and i pray for you
to receive silence and stillness when there's terror
i'd be i thank you you're welcome i don't want to i want to see you next week thank you know organized and we'll just see you next week to
okay thank you everybody so much for your wonderful presence
may the merit of our meeting tonight may the merit of our practice together tonight extend to every being and place with the true merit on google's well
beings are numberless i varnished
take them
afflictions are inexhaustible
i vow to remember silence and stillness in the middle of them
dharma gates are boundless i vowed to enter them
buddha away is unsurpassable i vowed to be connor
please take care of your practice see you next week dear friends
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